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Leadership and Innovation

Develop coveted design-thinking expertise critical to in-demand leaders who foster creativity and innovation for organizations.

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Program Overview

Leadership and Innovation at Bryant

Learn from distinguished faculty who share their expertise in leadership and innovation with a wide range of businesses and organizations. Understanding the principles of design thinking, you will become a leader who can manage teams in ambiguous and uncertain environments.

Program Features

  • Award-winning educators and dedicated mentors with diverse backgrounds enrich your learning experience.
  • Immerse yourself in an innovative program developed in collaboration with industry-leading partners and prestigious employers.
  • Develop the skills to analyze internal capabilities, structures, and organizational cultures.
  • Learn leadership skills and how to manage teams as you develop your leadership style.
  • Experiential learning through internships, practicums, and co-curricular opportunities deepen your knowledge and enhance your skills.

Cross-Disciplinary Advantage

  • Our nationally acclaimed business foundation cultivates innovative thinking and problem-solving abilities through real-world projects that develop leadership skills.
  • Your liberal arts minor will be a competitive advantage, enriching an immersive education that integrates analytical and critical thinking.
  • Whether you begin your career or pursue grad school after graduation, the credentials of your major and minor distinguish you.

 

A Bryant Education
Lori Coakley
Professor of Management

Lori Coakley, Ph.D.

“I’m always thinking how I can make things different or better for my students,” Professor Coakley says. “I want them to walk out of my class and say ‘Wow. I can use that in my interview or my internship.’”

Areas of Interest

  • Leadership
  • Mentoring
  • Honors Program

The Bryant Difference

College Factual ranking
No. 5
College Factual/USA Today 2017 rank our Marketing program No. 5 in the country.
94% Agree
94% Agree
Of Bryant’s class of 2016, 94% agree that Bryant prepared them for success.
$57K Salary
$57K Salary
Median starting salary of Bryant's Class of 2016 graduates.

Where Our Students Go

Graduates of Bryant’s Management program go on to prestigious graduate schools and are in demand by business, government, and nonprofit organizations.

  • 212 Consulting
  • A&E Network
  • BlackRock
  • Cintas
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • David Yurman
  • EMC
  • Howard University
  • IGT
  • Insituto Marangoni
  • NetSuite
  • New England School of Law
  • Northeastern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pepsico
  • Techtronic Industries
  • The Hartford
  • U.S. Army
  • University of Connecticut
  • Wayfair

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Career Education Opportunities

  • Shadow and network with accomplished Management alumni to explore different paths.
  • Leadership and Innovation internships in various sectors obtained through our nationally recognized Amica Center for Career Education.
  • Discuss career opportunities with recruiters from 100+ prestigious organizations at on-campus career fairs.

Clubs/Organizations

    • DECA member
    • Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization president
    • Linked Through Leadership coordinator
    • HerCampus writer

Service

    • IDEA mentor as a member of Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK)
    • Enactus member

International

    • Sophomore International Experience

Research

    • Research and Engagement Day presenter
Professor Coakley

Inspiring Faculty

Our inspiring faculty are nationally-recognized educators, acclaimed industry experts, and mentors with expertise in a variety of sectors including government agencies, financial, and leadership industries. Among them is:

LORI COAKLEY, Ph.D., M.B.A.

Professor of Management